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Fallingwater, Mill Run

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4.7/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web
A Frank Lloyd Wright house built over a waterfall, Fallingwater was named the "best all-time work of American architecture" in 2007 by the American Institute of Architects. The family house was commissioned by Edgar Kaufmann Sr., and Wright welcomed the challenge. Kaufmann once dared to go behind Wright's back to consult an engineer about the risky design. Wright was so offended that he threatened to leave the project. Kaufmann relented, and Wright buried the engineer's report in one of the walls. The house was the Kaufmann family's weekend retreat until 1963, when the family gave it to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, which opened it to the public. Notice the remarkable furniture--Wright designed it specifically for the space. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fallingwater by using our Mill Run tourist route planner.
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  • Have wanted to visit Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water for a long time and it did not disappoint. Not even the rain and mist could ruin it. We arrived a bit early for our tour, were asked if we wante...  read more »
  • Far from a little (at one hour of Pittsburgh) this visit is for lovers of architecture, which I am. Very supervised visits are in English without audio guide! I found this very interesting visit, but I am not convinced of the same thing for my compatriots. My English is no academic I think number of information eluded me... too bad.
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  • Outstanding and intersting. It's a gorgeous spot-we loved walking the grounds. Rhododendrons are everywhere--must be spectacular in Spring.If you want to take the tour be sure to call ahead for a rese...  read more »
  • Wonderful experience and a must see. Easily walked it even though there are many steps. The tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. We spent 2 hours and saw it all.
  • Make sure to call in for a reservation! The regular tour was $25 as of 2 June 2016. I went on a tour in the morning and there was a 10-minute wait, then the greeter happily gave us an introduction. The tour started with a short walk, during which our group got acquainted with each other. The tour guide at the house was very knowledgeable. She explained various architectural concepts and their applications within the house in easy-to-understand language, and was able to answer even the detailed questions of the art historian in our group. Photographs inside the house were not allowed. After the tour, we were free to walk around the grounds and take photographs from various views outside the house. The provided map pointed out two such locations, which turned out to be the iconic views of the house that we see in media. If the members of our tour group are any indication, this house seemed to attract artist, historian, and professor types of people, which is great if you're curious!
  • The house by itself is a gem. They also handle the crowd flow very well. You'll be impressed by the number of cars in the parking when you leave the place, unrelated with the relative calm you have during the visit. If you have kids under 5 you won't be allowed to go in the house. Yet you can walk around for free with very nice views of the house and lots of space to keep your young kid busy (views, flowers, river, trees, etc.)
  • This is one of my all time favorite places in the world! F.L. Wright was inspired (to say the least) by the some of the most beautiful forest/ mountains in America. I'm going back this week for my second visit to Falling Water and will be visiting several other F.L. Wright homes in the area too.
  • I am a self-taught architect and engineer. Years ago I stumbled with a photo of this great house surfing in the Internet. I did not even knew where it was. First I came across with her name, then looked for plans and all the info I could. To achieve this photo, I gathered all the information I found about this building in particular over the Internet. Started drawing it in 2011 but each time I found new info or drawings I had to start over until I came across the Library of Congress where I found the plans, looked in YouTube for it ,these last two rounded and filled the gaps that were missing in my research. The most astonishing fact that I found was the existence of the “Guest House”, I saw the whole concept in the plans of the Library of Congress. “There are not” in the WHOLE internet “aerial” photos like this linking both houses. This is because of the huge vegetation in the area. I only modified the lower level intentionally more to my liking without changing the original concept. These photos are from my tridimensional Drawings. Carlos Ivan
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